Felipe Ribadeneira Molestina

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Experience
  • Before joining the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters - FEDEXPOR as Executive President, he was part of the team that formed the first Investment Promotion Agency of Ecuador - INVESTECUADOR, as Director of Business Climate, for a period of one year, the same that is born of the agreement between the Ministry Coordinator of Production, Employment and Competitiveness, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Corporation for the Promotion of Exports and Investments CORPEI and the USAID of the Embassy of the United States in Ecuador. He held the Executive Presidency of FEDEXPOR for seven years, from October 2009 to the month of April 2016, during which time he spoke at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Forum on Engaging the Trading Community: WTO, Trade Facilitation and the Private Sector in Developing Countries in Geneva February 15 and 16, 2010. At the Andean University Simón Bolívar Ecuador: with the theme "Impact of the Production Code in the export sector", in the seminar "The Production Code: Perspectives legal and business "in Quito November 16 and 17, 2010. In 2011 he took part as moderator in the seminar" Foreign Direct Investment and SMEs: an opportunity to boost the strategic alliance between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean "organized by ECLAC, in Santiago de Chile 5-6 December. In 2014, he gave the conferences "The Benefits of the Multiparty Trade Agreement with the European Union and the Expansion of Preference Systems, at the Expopesca Industrial and Commercial Fair of the South Pacific", in Guayaquil on September 12; In the same way, he participates as an exhibitor at the "I Foreign Trade Congress" organized by the UDLA University of the Americas, in Quito on September 30. In 2015, he explained about "The restrictions on foreign trade", in the VII National Forum of Importers of the National Association of Foreign Trade ANALDEX, in Bogotá on April 21; He is also part of the speakers of the V National Forum of Importers of the National Association of Foreign Trade ANALDEX with the topic "The restrictions on foreign trade" in Medellin on April 22.
  • In the same way as Executive President of FEDEXPOR he participated in management training courses in "Study Visit & Summer Academy 2010" in Brussels - Belgium, in July 2010, organized by the consortium AL-INVEST IV and Eurochambres Academy; "Mini ILGO Ecuador" in June 2011 - organized by the International Training Center ILO; "Eurochambres Academy in Latin America" ​​in Florianópolis - Brazil, in April 2012, organized by the AL-INVEST IV consortium; "EU-Latin America Relations Turning Investment into Opportunity" in Brussels in June 2012, organized by Friends of Europe - Académie Royale de Belgique, Brussels; "IV CELAC-EU Business Summit" in Chile in January 2013, organized by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States - CELAC and Eurochile; "Corporate Governance and Performance Program" in New Haven - Connecticut United States, in May 2014, organized by the Yale School of Management.
  • Within his term as Executive President he positioned the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters as an opinion leader on Foreign Trade matters, with participation in both the main press media and the main interview programs on the Ecuadorian radio and television news programs. on CNN International. Felipe Ribadeneira is also appointed Vice President of the Ecuadorian Business Committee for the period November 2013 to November 2014.
Education
  • Bachelor and Lawyer specializing in Business Consulting of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Thesis "The Tax Regime in a Tourist Free Zone: Mechanism for the Development of Tourist Activity in Ecuador".
  • Master in Law Economy and Public Policies in Madrid, Spain at the Ortega y Gasset University Institute, in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid, Thesis: "The Right of Separation of Partners in Limited Liability Companies in Ecuador: A Economic analysis".
  • Felipe Ribadeneira has specialized in tax law, foreign trade, corporate, labor, and in general business advice, in his training has the specialization "Trade and Investment Promotion for Ecuadorian Officials", issued by the Agency for International Cooperation of Korea KOICA. He was an active member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Tax Law and also a Professor of Tax Law at the University of the Hemisphere in Quito, Ecuador.
PERFIL

Felipe Ribadeneira Molestina, es Socio Fundador de LOPEZ & RIBADENEIRA CIA LTDA, firma especializada en brindar servicios jurídicos en el área corporativa, tributaria, laboral, societaria, acompañamiento a inversiones, contratación publica y litigios; así como servicios de comercio exterior. Es especialista en diseñar y establecer dialogos público –privado. Antes de establecer su firma, trabajó en la Federación Ecuatoriana de Exportadores –FEDEXPOR, quien fue su Presidente Ejecutivo por el lapso de 7 años. Adicionalmente, ha sido Presidente del Directorio de la Asociación de Bebidas No Alcohólicas del Ecuador AIBE, quien fue su promotor junto con las marcas reconocidas como COCA COLA, PEPSI, GATORADE entre otras; y en virtud de su gran prestigio dentro del área gremial y jurídica, asesoró a su vez a varios Gremios Nacionales, como lo es la Corporación Nacional de Avicultores del Ecuador, el Comité Empresarial Ecuatoriano en su calidad de ex Vicepresidente y actualmente también es Director de la Cámara de Comercio de Quito.

En su gestión como representante de Fedexpor, fue uno de los principales actores y líderes de opinión reconocidos tanto por la prensa nacional internacional así como la academia y las instituciones públicas y privadas, que influenció positivamente en el proceso de negociación del Acuerdo Comercial Multipartes entre Ecuador y la Unión Europea, cuya suscripción se realizó el 11 de Noviembre del 2016, siendo un paso fundamental para el futuro de las exportaciones del Ecuador.

Ha ejecutado el proyecto FAT y proyecto AL INVEST IV, proyectos que se desarrollan con el apoyo de la Unión Europea, entre los resultados del AL INVEST IV se consolidan: 48 núcleos empresariales que representan a 300 pymes a nivel nacional, las cuales están en proceso de internacionalización, a su vez ha desarrollado las siete versiones consecutivas de la Convención Nacional de Exportadores con Ruedas de Negocios enfocadas a las Pymes, las cuáles han logrado más de 8 millones de dólares en posibilidades de negocios; así como las seis versiones consecutivas del Premio Nacional al Exportador – PremioeXpor, destacando la labor de las empresas Ecuatorianas y que contaron con la presencia de importantes personalidades a nivel nacional e internacional, de la misma manera en Abril del 2013 presenta la publicación “Aciertos y Desafíos del Comercio Exterior del Ecuador”, libro que se consolida como herramienta técnica e instrumento de consulta académica de promoción de los bienes y servicios de calidad del Ecuador al Mundo; así mismo organizó la ACADEMY América Latina versión Ecuador, con el apoyo de AL INVEST IV y Eurochambres en junio 2013, donde reunió a más de cien instituciones gremiales de toda Latinoamérica y Europa. Como Presidente Ejecutivo consiguió que FEDEXPOR sea socio fundador de la Red de Cámaras de Latinoamérica y Europa, fundada con el apoyo de la Unión Europea y el proyecto AL INVEST IV; así como de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Exportadores de Servicios (ALES), fundada en Quito el año 2012, con el apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo BID.

Desde el año 2015 ha sido reconocido por importantes medios especializados y por las revistas económicas más prestigiosas del Ecuador, como uno de los empresarios más influyentes y con mayor reputación corporativa, como lo han reconocido América Economía Ecuador, Revista Vistazo, entre otras.


Practice

Tax Law
Comercio Exterior
Corporate Law
Labour Law
Public-Private Alliances
Internationalizaton
International Projects Execution
Soft Landing – Inverstments

Felipe Ribadeneira Molestina, is a Founding Partner of LOPEZ & RIBADENEIRA CIA LTDA, a firm specialized in providing legal services in the corporate, tax, labor, corporate, investment support, public contracting and litigation areas; as well as foreign trade services. He is a specialist in designing and establishing public -private dialogues. Before establishing his signature, he worked at the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters - FEDEXPOR, who was its Executive President for a period of 7 years. Additionally, he has been Chairman of the Board of the Non-Alcoholic Beverages Association of Ecuador AIBE, who was its promoter along with the brands recognized as COCA COLA, PEPSI, GATORADE among others; and in virtue of his great prestige within the trade union and legal area, he advised in turn several National Associations, such as the National Corporation of Aviculturists of Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Business Committee in his capacity as former Vice President and is currently also Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito. In his management as a representative of Fedexpor, he was one of the main actors and opinion leaders recognized by both the international national press as well as academia and public and private institutions, which positively influenced the negotiation process of the Multiparty Trade Agreement between Ecuador and the European Union, whose subscription was made on November 11, 2016, being a fundamental step for the future of exports from Ecuador.

Has executed the FAT project and project AL INVEST IV, projects that are developed with the support of the European Union, among the results of AL INVEST IV are consolidated: 48 business centers representing 300 SMEs nationwide, which are in process of internationalization, in turn has developed the seven consecutive versions of the National Convention of Exporters with Business Roundtables focused on SMEs, which have achieved more than 8 million dollars in business opportunities; as well as the six consecutive versions of the National Prize to the Exporter - PremioeXpor, highlighting the work of Ecuadorian companies and that counted with the presence of important personalities at national and international level, in the same way in April 2013 it presents the publication "Aciertos y Challenges of Foreign Trade of Ecuador ", book that is consolidated as a technical tool and instrument of academic consultation to promote quality goods and services from Ecuador to the World; It also organized the ACADEMY Latin America version of Ecuador, with the support of AL INVEST IV and Eurochambres in June 2013, where it gathered more than one hundred trade associations from all Latin America and Europe. As Executive President he managed to get FEDEXPOR to be a founding partner of the Network of Chambers of Latin America and Europe, founded with the support of the European Union and the AL INVEST IV project; as well as the Latin American Association of Exporters of Services (ALES), founded in Quito in 2012, with the support of the IDB Inter-American Development Bank. Since 2015, he has been recognized by important specialized media and by the most prestigious economic magazines in Ecuador, as one of the most influential businessmen and with the greatest corporate reputation, as recognized by América Economía Ecuador, Revista Vistazo, among others.

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